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Shoppers descend upon Triangle stores for holiday sales

Posted November 22, 2018 10:33 p.m. EST
Updated November 22, 2018 11:36 p.m. EST

— Shoppers flocked to stores across the Triangle on Thanksgiving to save money during extended holiday hours.

A Best Buy in Cary was packed since it had opened Thursday at 5 p.m., with more than 1,000 people entering the store until workers stopped counting.

Many people left with more than what they had originally come for.

Gustavo Reyes has camped outside with his family for years, and 2018 was no different.

“We got the tent,” he said. “We got everything. We got food, you know. Blankets, of course.”

David Grady was also in line.

“I got my chairs, got my kit, got my blanket, gloves, everything I need,” he said. “Long johns on.”

He set up camp at 5 a.m. to get noise-canceling headphones and a 43-inch TV that was on a door-buster sale. He left the store with what he wanted.

“I'm always going to be here doing it,” he said. “It's what I like to do.”

Not everyone was a Thanksgiving shopping pro. For some people, like Lewis Jackson, Thursday was a first.

“We wanted to experience it to see what everybody enjoys about coming out and spending money and shopping, and this is more than what I expected,” Jackson said. “It's pretty crazy, but it's fun.”

Brittany Hall said she was going to buy two more TVs than she came for.

“The prices are so good, why not?” she said.